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Martinsville ValleyStar Credit Union 300 starting lineup

Chris Owens | STS

Jonathan Findley and Mike Looney won a pair of last chance races for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway.

While those two won the heats, 18 other drivers locked their way into the 40-car field.

Due to several incidents in the first heat, notable drivers to miss the main event are Jake Crum and Brendan Queen. In the second heat, Chase Dixon and Brandon Pierce collided coming off of Turn 4 in the closing laps to end their chances at racing for the prize, while racing for the 10th and final transfer spot.

“It’s disappointing,” Pierce said. “I made a mistake last night. We tightened up the car a little bit. I just got greedy trying on a big stage. I made a mistake between the seat and steering wheel on my part to put us back there. I am hoping to see some footage. I’m not really sure what happened. Early on in the race, we went ahead and put ourselves in the race, I got extremely loose. I don’t know if I had help or did it all myself coming off of (Turn) 4. I about wrecked. We lost about six or seven spots. On that restart, I made a mistake. We had been talking about which line to go to. I misheard my spotter. I thought he said, ‘Four bottom,’ so I went to the bottom thinking we wouldn’t lose any spots. If I would’ve gone to the top, we would’ve probably been OK. It’s disappointing for sure. It sucks we will miss out for sure. I will be pulling for the boss man (Lee Pulliam) tonight.”

Dixon did not offer comment.

Crum, for his part, was leading the first heat when he was black flagged by race control for jumping a restart inside five laps to go. He was not able to race his way back to 10th.

The 200 lap main event will be broadcast live on FansChoice.TV and the Motor Racing Network. The green flag is expected to wave shortly after 7:00 p.m. ET.

  1. Josh Berry
  2. Layne Riggs
  3. Bobby McCarty
  4. Peyton Sellers
  5. Lee Pulilam
  6. Dustin Rumley
  7. Bubba Pollard
  8. Trevor Noles
  9. Tommy Lemons
  10. Justin Carroll
  11. Chad McCumbee
  12. Trey Crews
  13. Travis Swaim
  14. Jason Phillips
  15. Taylor Gray
  16. Jason York
  17. Dexter Canipe, Jr.
  18. Ryan Wilson
  19. Craig Moore
  20. C.E. Falk III
  21. Mike Looney
  22. Jonathan Findley
  23. Matt Leicht
  24. Sammy Smith
  25. Jacob Heafner
  26. Davin Scites
  27. Kres VanDyke
  28. Derrick Lancaster
  29. Kyle Dudley
  30. Stacy Puryear
  31. Mike Darne
  32. Eric Winslow
  33. Colin Garrett
  34. Tyler Matthews
  35. Justin Hicks
  36. Grayson Cullather
  37. Jimmy Wallace
  38. Brennan Poole
  39. Zack Clifton
  40. Austin Thaxton

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